If you’re considering purchasing a motorcycle overseas and shipping it to New Zealand, or importing a motorcycle as part of your immigration, then let us help.
Taurus Logistics and our overseas partners, offer full crating, pickup, and shipping services from door to door, and take all the hassle out of the red tape and quarantine issues. So whether your wanting to ship a Harley Davidson from USA, or import a Triumph from a small town in the UK, we have the people and resources to take care of everything for you.
What restrictions are there on importing motorcycles to New Zealand?
Unlike some countries such as Australia, there is no restriction on how many, or how often you import motorcycles. There are also no restrictions on importing new or used motorbikes.
However, if you intend to import your motorcycle for road use, you will need to ensure it complies with New Zealand standards which can be obtained from NZ Transport Agency.
Do Taurus supply shipping crates, or can I supply my own?
Yes in most locations we can build a custom crate for you. If you intend to build your own crate, it must comply with the following to be accepted for shipping to New Zealand.
What GST/Duty is payable on Imported Motorcycles
There is no Duty on Motorcycles. GST is payable at 15% on the landed value of the motorcycle. This is the cost of the motorbike, plus Insurance & Freight, otherwise known as the CIF price. You may be exempt from GST, so please read below section
Criteria for GST Exemption on imported Motorbikes
Depending on your immigration status you may be eligible for GST exemption on importing your motorcycle. We apply to New Zealand Customs on your behalf, and Customs review on a case by case basis. In general if you meet below criteria you will be successful in exemption.